At heart of Taipei business district, this Homelike B&B is fantastic. Since July 2014, it initiates an "EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT": Anyone who books a time ahead of 3 months will receive a refund up to 5% of the listed price, which is receivable after check-in.
Welcome to Fong-Yu's Homelike B&B, a green choice (see below GREEN CHOICE -- REFUND).
[BREAKING NEWS] Since July 2014, we initiate an "EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT": Anyone who books a time ahead of 3 months will receive a refund up to 5% of the listed price, which is receivable after check-in.
The guest's room is equipped with a cozy double bed, and an exclusive, guest-only bathroom. The kitchen and the living rooms (both shared) are spacious. The living room is ready for Xbox 360 (yes, it is part of the deal!). A study (next to the guest's room), equipped with an ergonomic chair and a two-screen desktop PC, can be offered case-by-case.
Closest to No.1 Exit of "Taipei City Hall (市府站)" MRT Station (市府站): 7 min walk.
7-11 and FamilyMart, both open 24 hours (of course!), are 20 meters away. Literally!
The location of the room is very close to the entertainment and fashion heart of Xinyi district, where all major department stores (Taipei 101, Shinkong Mitsukoshi, Bellavita, Hankyu, ATT4Fun, Neo19 and Eslite department stores, and Xinyi V-Show) and best restaurants of Taipei are within 20 min walk.
-- New Opening (Aug. 2013): Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store is within 10 min walk.
Cafe Bistro ("黑米"): Famous for the best-in-town cuttlefish stewed rice -- 8 min walk
Waffogato ("瓦法奇朵"): Steak, burgers, and roasted chicken -- 5 min walk.
Phat Burger ("肥漢堡"): Arguably the best burger in town -- 7.5 min walk
Tao Qun Hakka Cultural Restaurant ("桃群餐廳"): Famous for Taiwanese basil omelet (九層塔煎蛋), sweet vinegar fish fillet (糖醋鮮魚), scallion pancake (蔥油餅), vinegar flavored pig intestine with ginger shreds (薑絲大腸) -- 8 min walk
Indian Palace ("印度皇宮", Indian cuisine, with memorable naans by Indian cooks!) -- 5 min walk
Teppanyaki restaurant "Da-xiao" ("大小鐵板燒") -- 0.5 min walk
Al Dente Cucina ("亞緹義廚"), serving pizza, pasta and other Italian food for many years in town -- 6 min walk
Summer Thai ("夏滇泰特色料理"): serving excellent Thai food with VERY reasonable prices. The atmosphere inside is great -- 13 min walk.
Last but not least, for dumpling lovers (me, for one), "8-Way Dumping Restaurant ("八方雲集鍋貼水餃") is 3 min away. The fillings include: leek (韭菜), spicy (Korean style, "韓式辣味"), curry (咖哩), shrimp (鮮蝦), and vegetable (田園蔬菜) flavors.
TEA, COFFEE AND JUICE -- Where to start?
Jeanlook Coffee("湛盧咖啡") is 50 meters afar. For home-made coffee, Gimme (07.30-19.30) is within 4 min walk. For tea, Tea Room ("茶涎") is only 3 min walk.
Grand opening: Drip Cafe ("好滴咖啡") is renowned for Japanese coffee. It is within 12 min walk.
World-famous: Artista Perfetto (”AP", ran by six world champions of latte art coming from Hong Kong, "世界拉花冠軍“): within 3 min walk
Next Door Cafe: From (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), all-day breakfast, within 15 min walk.
Pâtisserie ALEX, offering a pond-side view and French desserts, is within 10 min walk.
LeTAO, offering Hokkaido ice-cream cheesecake, is within 10 min walk.
Voodoo Doughnut -- namesake!
AFTER DRINK & DESERTS
For less-adrenaline leisure, the pond and cafe ("小山堂") of Songshan Cultural & Creative Park (松山文創園區), is within 10 minutes' walk, perfect for keen photographers.
The Songshan Cultural & Creative Park is always with exhibitions, and the coffee / wine shops nearby, are perfect for a leisure afternoon. The shopping centres in Xinyi district is around the corner. For a night view over the Taipei City, the Four Beasts Mountain (四獸山) is of 40-min walk, overseeing Taipei 101!
Transportation is another strength: MRT station "Taipei City Hall" is within 10 minutes' walk; for inter-city buses, the Taipei City Hall Bus Station (市府轉運站, connecting to Yilan, Taoyuan, Shinchu ("新竹”), Taichung, Jinshan ("金山“)) is also 10 minutes away.
Local bus station: United Daily News station (聯合報站), is within 5 min walk.
Guest room and a guest-only restroom. Guest will enjoy a most comfortable double-bed.
Free WiFi is provided 24 hours a day.
Washer and dryer are provided free of charge.
The kitchen and the living room is shared.
GREEN CHOICE -- REFUND
For guest who brings his/her own toothbrush, toothpaste, and towel, a refund of TWD100 (circa USD3) will be made. (*中国旅客:我可以使用“支付宝”退费至支付宝或任何中国银行账户)
PERKS FOR REVISITORS
1. A 5% discount off the listed price will apply -- thanks to Airbnb disintermediated -- and can go up to 10% for frequent revisitors (definition is yet to develop).
2. Using the study (書房) will be free for revisitors' use. The study, which is next to the guest room, is ready for office work: it has a large drawing board on one side of the wall, plus a desktop computer (a security password can be created for each revisitor) with two screens. The study is just upgraded for healthy reading: One month ago I just installed a self-made standing table (站立桌) so that the user can opt to stand to work, web-surf, etc, if he/she by any chance fancies standing working/reading.
Living room, kitchen, fridge, washing machine, exclusive restroom, hairdryer, 60M free Wifi, and cable TV!
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Since July 2014, we initiate an "EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT": Anyone who books a time ahead of 3 months will receive a refund up to 5% of the listed price, which is receivable after check-in.
1. No curfew restriction. You can come back late.
2. Do not bring non-guest here, please, not even stopping by for 3 minutes, please, except for the new rules below. There are plenty of good coffee, tea and fruit juice bars around here for happy gatherings!
*NB. New guest-staying rules: If you have a few friends for afternoon tea for no more than 4 hours in the B&B (but no staying overnight), an extra USD35 (or TWD1,000) cleaning charge will be incurred.
3. Wifi is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.